UPDATED: Group accuses Tulsa County Court Clerk employee of Ku Klux Klan ties

“I do not in any way condone or believe that discrimination, based on race, religion or sex, has any place within the workspace," Tulsa County Court Clerk Donald Newberry wrote in an email. "At the same time, I and all that work for this office, have taken an oath to uphold the Constitution, part of which is the protection of free speech."
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Oklahoma still has 24 people serving life without parole for drug trafficking

Oklahoma did away with life without parole for drug trafficking in 2015, but the law change did little to help people still left in prison.
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Effort underway to change name of lake named for Tulsa Klansman

State officials first investigated changing the name of Lake Hudson after The Frontier reported on its namesake's ties to the Ku Klux Klan.
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Tulsa Remote program to pay for ‘many more’ people to move to city than originally expected

It turns out that giving people free money to live in Tulsa was a more popular idea than anyone guessed. 
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Working for sobriety: Recovery program took some clients’ disability pay

Oklahoma City government uses an unlicensed work recovery program as a source of cheap labor. Some former clients say the program was more focused on keeping their wages instead of helping them with sobriety.
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Exclusive: Big dreams and big incentives offered in Tulsa’s rejected bid for second Amazon headquarters

The bid, obtained by The Frontier, shows that while Tulsa offered the trillion-dollar company all it had available, it couldn't — and maybe shouldn't — have gone to the lengths of the winning bidders.
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Hall-Harper: Comments defending Tate Brady were ‘white privilege in action’

Hall-Harper, Tulsa's lone black councilor, was visibly troubled by the comments made Wednesday, and said that she would eventually vote in favor of the name change.
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City councilor defends complicated legacy of early Tulsan Tate Brady, despite his being a ‘Ku Klux Klanner’

The comments were made during a public meeting on Wednesday as discussions were taking place about potentially changing the name of a street that was once named after Tate Brady.
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Joe Exotic calls new charges of wildlife trafficking, tiger slayings a ‘witch hunt’

In an email from jail to The Frontier, Maldonado-Passage said the new charges are part of an ongoing effort to frame him. “This is now a witch hunt,” Maldonado-Passage said in the email.
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Starting Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, The Frontier is eligible for a matching gift opportunity from NewsMatch, a national call-to-action that support nonprofits like us.
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